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Minister Bhattarai administered oath of office

KATHMANDU: President Bidya Devi Bhandari administered the oath of office and secrecy to newly appointed Minister for Culture, Tourism, and Civil Aviation, Yogesh Kumar Bhattarai. The swearing-in ceremony was held at President's Office, Shital Niwas, this afternoon. Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli had..

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Two government offices set ablaze in Sindhupalchok, Nuwakot Tuesday, July 30th, 2019

KATHMANDU: The ward office of Melamchi municipality-10 in the district was set ablaze today morning. Furniture and documents were burnt in the fire, said Inspector Mahendra Darnal, adding that who torched the office is yet to be known, and investigations were on. Likewise, an unidentified group of..

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Three children killed due to drowning in Southeast Nepal Monday, July 29th, 2019

SIRAHA: Three children died due to drowning in ponds in separate incidents in various places of Siraha district on Sunday. The victims include 10-year-old Deepak Yadav and Nandani Yadav, 7, son and daughter, respectively, of Bimal Yadav of Arnama rural municipality-4, and 11-year-old Kajal Das of..

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Committee to probe judges

KATHMANDU: The meeting of the Judicial Council today formed two committees to probe the performance of four judges of high court and district court. The meeting was chaired by Chief Justice Cholendra Shumsher JB Rana. The committees shall look into the case where three judges of high court,..

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Nepal’s grade 12 results out

KATHMANDU: The National Examination Board has published results of Grade 12 examinations on Monday. The Board published the result of the examinations that was held earlier in May. The Board started publishing results in grading system from last year. Out of 292,153 students, who appeared in the..

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Nepal government introduces new laws to uplift Kollywood Sunday, July 28th, 2019

KATHMANDU: Nepal minister for Communication and Information Technology Gokul Prasad Baskota said on Sunday that the government was effort-full to protect and uplift Nepali film industry (Kollywood) by formulating proper laws and regulations. Addressing an interaction programme organised with the..

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Landslide blocks Karnali Highway in Western Nepal

JAJARKOT: Transportation on the Karnali Highway has been disrupted by a landslide occurred near the Kale stream along the Kalikot section. Kalikot Chief District Officer Chandra Bahadur Karki said the landslide damaged the road severely. The landslide debris has also deposited on the 40 meter-..

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One killed five injured in road accident Saturday, July 27th, 2019

KATHMANDU: One person died and five others were injured when a bus rammed on to a truck at Fisling in ward no. 4 of Icchyakamana rural municipality this morning. The deceased has been identified as Bhanu Timilsena,23, of Mechi-2 in Jhapa. He died on the way to hospital. According to District..

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